Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional & bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed as a special to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelsons victory at Trafalgar in 1805. However, production of the bottled version and, occasionally, the cask has continued.
This premium bottle-conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using our own Cornish Gold malt. Locally grown barley is traditionally malted using a special kilning process which develops a deeper intensity of colour and flavour than ordinary barley malt. Blended with both Styrian Golding and Cascade hops, the result is a deep bronze ale with a delicious rich biscuit flavour and a wonderful spicy aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (283) - - MAR 21, 2012
(50 cl bottle) Copper colour, slightly hazy, with a light brown, rocky head. Aroma is very spicy and hop-influenced (herbs, pines, a bit of grapefruit), but also with a strong malty base full of character, biscuity, toasted, nutty, woody. Taste is medium bitter, and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation, pleasant texture. Great aftertaste, long finish. Stands out compared to other bottled bitters I have had, probably because it is bottle conditioned (and generously hopped). What a difference! Des not seem super-fancy, but very well-crafted and - most important - absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuanCC (60) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en un bonito color mbar-miel bastante transparente. La espuma color crema es abundante y de burbuja media y pequea. Persistencia media y notable adherencia. Buena carbonatacin. El nariz es de intensidad media-baja, aunque quiz sea debido a una temperatura de servicio ms baja de lo ideal en esta cerveza. Suaves notas de ciruelas pasas y an ms suaves de lpulo. Entre las notas dulces destaca el caramelo. Complejidad media-baja. De entre los gustos bsicos, salen el salado, el dulce y el amargo a la par de manera muy equilibrada. La persistencia en boca es media y conforme evoluciona, el punto amargo va abrindose paso mantenindose siempre en niveles suaves, incluso elegantes. De cuerpo ligero y textura claramente frizante, resulta muy muy refrescante. El nivel bajo de alcohol (5% ABV), el punto amargo suave que comentaba antes y el final seco la convierten en una bebida de trago largo que invita a beber un sorbo tras otro. En el debe, no obstante, debemos anotar que es una cerveza que no deja una gran impresin en la boca, no la llena realmente. Una cerveza muy agradable de beber y apta para todos los pblicos, incluyendo los recin estrenados en el mundo de la cerveza artesana. Para repetir en un da de calor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1435) - SPAIN - FEB 23, 2017
From Hipercor. In Ikeas pint glass. After dinner. Caramel with spicy notes and a strongly grassy hoppy finish. Nice effervescence, zesty and refreshing. Drinks very well, totally sessionable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (644) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Sweet malt aroma with some grass. Taste is more grass and sweet malt. Some fruity notes together with some yeast. I like them more bitter, this is more on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2948) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe [251216]
Copper brown, clear, thin white head
Aroma of fruity caramel, hint of zest, soft red berries
Taste of fruity caramel, raisin, toasted malts, dab of red berries, touch of toffee
Palate - Soft carb, medium body. Finish is a bit dry, toasted biscuit malts, bitter bit earthy hops
Overall - Brown ale, fruity malts, some toasty malts, biscuit, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle at ashs. Pours reddish amber, nose is caramel, toffee, floral, taste is similar, sweet, little fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - amber to red. Decent head. Nose - oranges and fudge. Taste - more oranges. Light shortbread and toffee at the back. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture.Ok finish. Overall - ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet malts, faint nuts. Taste is nutty, bit of yeast. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TEJA (2797) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled at SBWF 2015. Thinn off white head. Clear amber color. Mild caramell taste with lots of residual sweetness. Medium body and a low bitterness. A bit mainstream / booring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1786) - BELARUS - NOV 23, 2016
Clear mahogany look, medium off-white head. Decent retention. Floral hops, caramel, black tea, candy. Medium body. Dry flavour with notes of herbal hops, nuts, dried fruit, tea, sunflower seeds. Medium bitterness that gets weaker in middle taste. Complex. Interesting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumore (322) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 27, 2016
From tap, at FOB in Rimini, Italy. Color is blonde with white foam. Aroma has some peach and apricot. Body is light. Taste has some bittersweet, but not much else. As expected, absent sparkleness.

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